Installed on the northern elevation of the University of Strathclyde’s sports centre, this mural was designed by care experienced young people to convey important messages about representation and empowerment. Displayed as 6 adjoining panels, the mural’s design has been inspired by the progression of visual artistic styles over time as well as the social changes and influences of each corresponding era. It also incorporates a mix of imagery and text derived from different media formats, such as advertisements, flyers, news reports and posters. Not only does this artwork reflect social movements from past historical periods but, by revisiting them, it also highlights ideas, concepts, and concerns which are shared within our own current society.
This mural lies in the heart of the University of Strathclyde campus and its different faculty buildings. To the west is Buchanan Galleries, the Royal Concert Hall, Queen Street Station, and Buchanan Bus Station. To the east is Glasgow Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship, High Street, and the historic origins of the city. To the south is George Square, City Chambers, and the heart of the city centre.